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Sudan’s al-Bashir meets Machar, asks rebels to initial S. Sudan deal


August 29, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The South Sudan Patriotic Movement (SSPM) negotiator disclosed that President Omer al-Bashir advised the opposition groups to initial the final document and pledged to bring their demands to the IGAD leaders.

Stephen Lual Ngor told Sudan Tribune Wednesday that the leader of the SPLM-IO Riek Machar met with President al-Bashir on Tuesday evening to discuss their positions from the final document.

He added that the leader of the opposition alliance (SSOA) Gabriel Changson Chang had to take part in the meeting but he failed to join them due to another meeting with the alliance leaders on the move forward.

According to the SSPM official,lal-Bashir who is the guarantor of the Khartoum Round told Machar that all the concerns raised by the SPLM-IO and the SSOA will be referred to the IGAD leaders who should take a decision on it.

"Al-Bashir stressed that he would exert the necessary efforts in order to ensure that the agreement includes all the parties," Ngor said.

He said Machar met with the SSOA leaders and delegates and informed them about the outcome of the meeting with al-Bashir.

Also, he disclosed that the opposition leaders would sign the peace agreement on Thursday, adding they have met with the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan Wais Ismail to discuss their concerns and reservation.

The opposition negotiator reiterated they are open and ready to continue engaging in the peace process.

The foreign ministry since Tuesday has announced that Machar will sign the peace deal on Thursday.

Pagan Amum, the leader of the SPLM-IDs disapproved the initialling of the document by the head of the group team to the negotiations saying it does not create the necessary conditions for a sustainable peace in South Sudan.

The SSOA, including SSMP and the SPLM DFs called to settle the disagreement over the number of states through the reestablishment of the 10 states but mediators retained the referendum. Also the mediation proposed a compromise it had to withdraw when it was rejected by the government.

Machar raised several matters including the competences of the vice-presidents, the quorum the cabinet and parliament meetings, the constitutional mechanism.

Sources in Khartoum says, al-Bashir, even before the IGAD leaders meeting will discuss the issue with President Salva Kiir in Beijing during the African Chinese summit.


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  • 30 August 2018 09:25, by Kush Natives

    Why lobbying him? He should be frank, if he’s interested in the peace process, no other way around. Bashiir must distance himself from Riek Machar, and stand with the principal of peace.

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    • 30 August 2018 10:33, by Games

      Kush Natives
      Al-Bashir can talk to anyone who is not happy with the texts. He can do that with idiots Salva Kiir or alliance Oppositions parry. You need know how politics works

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    • 30 August 2018 12:00, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Peace is key to all these deliberations but it must come after key issues that caused the eruption of war are settled. The demand for federalism and the agreement on the number of states as appeared in 2015 must be upheld to cement the integrity of all these dramatic episodes of amateurish politics. Justice and rights of citizens must be respected. No class societies in South Sudan!!

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      • 30 August 2018 14:53, by jubaone

        The assurances that Bashir would raise the remaining contentious issues during the IGAD meeting is stupid if anything a dangerous attempt to hoodwink the opposition. Once the final draft will have been initialed and signed, no further changes will be made. The IGAD heads of states will simply endorse it for implementation. Riak must not initial this now.

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        • 30 August 2018 14:58, by jubaone

          Bashir is a jellaba and spoken words mean nothing. Jellaba can promise you heaven on earth and only Jienge dummies will take that for face value. No. Riak would be a shithole, if he initialed this final draft b4 the fundamental issues are resolved. Once by IGAD, it would too late. Hurried and signed peace under duress is nothing but a suppressed and postponed war. DANGEROUS 👐

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          • 31 August 2018 05:50, by Pakuai

            Can you tell South Sudanese people precisely what is that you fellows really want? You want peace and you don’t want peace in South Sudan at the same time. You are Riek Machar & some of his Nuer supporters & when it suits you then you are sometimes not part Mr. Riek Machar & some of his Nuer supporters. Sometimes you are an ardent supporters of Mr. Omer Hassan El Bashir & here you are>>>

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            • 31 August 2018 05:58, by Pakuai

              pretending otherwise. Mr. Jubaone, South Sudanese people want to have peace. And peace should have been to brought back South Sudan right away in 2014 if the government of South Sudan & the rebels who almost destroyed our country for their own selfish ends and their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their shifty allies interests>>>

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              • 31 August 2018 06:08, by Pakuai

                What is the point of keeping the negotiations away in foreign capitals from the South Sudanese people who would come & own the so-called negotiated peace in the first place? The whole game is as I have been saying time & time again. This whole show of moving South Sudan peace negotiations from Tanzania, Kenya, ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt & Egypt has nothing to do with South Sudanese genuine. Its all>

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                • 31 August 2018 06:13, by Pakuai

                  about the interest of the so-called TROIKA countries & their allies who think that our country is their colony & our people are their subjects/slaves. And since they have got some of their traitors, foreign puppets & losers who thought pandering to foreign interests would be their short to power in our country and we have also have a government which is spineless and let itself be bullied>>>

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                  • 31 August 2018 06:18, by Pakuai

                    by the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & even some of their allies here in our region. This whole South Sudanese peace has been peddled about in foreign hotels & bars. And the whole affair is not exactly about the interest of South Sudan real peace, but the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their selected allies here in the region are the ones negotiating themselves back into our county>

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                    • 31 August 2018 06:23, by Pakuai

                      But many of our lowly informed South Sudanese populace just don’t understand the nuances & dirty intrigues being played over our country & our people by the countries we some timetables called our allies. Who says countries like the US, the UK & others give a damned about some dark skins foolish Africans? They don’t give a damn about their African-American in America or Afro-Caribbean in the UK>>>

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                      • 31 August 2018 06:29, by Pakuai

                        The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs are just after our oil fields, lands, our Nile Water and of course to fight the present of Chinese companies out of our country by proxy. And their Riek Machar & his allies were their puppets/stooges and their supporters were their pawns or proxies. The US, the UK, France and allies have done their work in Libya, CAR but their most prized country in Africa>>>

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                        • 31 August 2018 06:36, by Pakuai

                          with resources and to fight China by proxy in is our country, South Sudan. But ’regime changing’ the current government & replaced it with their puppets/stooges whom they would want to go & micro-manage in Washington, Wall street, London, Paris, Brussels, Dubai et al like Mr. Riek Machar, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom, Majak Agoot and others had proved to be unlikely>>>

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                          • 31 August 2018 06:40, by Pakuai

                            happen anytime soon. And so the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies want to use their cold-war-like game over our country & our people and hope that may succeed in re-uniting our country & our people with their cloned arab North Sudan just their then East & West Germany and then the US, the UK, their NGOs & their allies would then run to their capitals>>>

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                            • 31 August 2018 06:46, by Pakuai

                              and brag that their Western civilization has trumps. And that is why the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies have projected their camera lenses into our country 24/7. There are many problems in Kenya, Burundi, Somalia, ethiopia, North Sudan (Darfur, Southern Kordufan & Southern Blue Nile), CAR, DR Congo, Libya, Mali and Northern Nigeria. But no talks about these other countries>>>

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                              • 31 August 2018 06:50, by Pakuai

                                internal problems but South Sudanese small issues are what the hyenas from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies in between always like talk about. South Sudan is not part of their damn evil so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, it has and will never ever be. There are some of our sellout idiots who want to ally our country & our people with those monsters>>>

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                                • 31 August 2018 06:54, by Pakuai

                                  But it would be best for them if they first start it with their own villages. The US was given the first priority over any other country on earth right after our country’s independence in 2011 to come and invest in our country. But the US investors flatly refused, citing lack of infrastructures in South Sudan to ’come & invest’ in them>>>

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                                  • 31 August 2018 07:00, by Pakuai

                                    The US investors want the then government of South Sudan to chase away the Chinese company which built the oil pipeline and let the US, the UK and their allies take over just like what they have done in Central Africa republic (CAR), Mali & Libya. Almost African countries just don’t want to have anything to with the Europeans & the Americans so-called world Bank & IMF banking cartels>>>

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                                    • 31 August 2018 07:05, by Pakuai

                                      But we have some of our lowly informed losers like Mr. Riek Machar, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol or Riek Machar on how their US and their UK often intrigue other countries & bleed dry through their so-called World Bank & IMF loan shirks. Yes, South Sudan would want to trade with any country on earth. But shifty US, the UK or France usual business of just taking & taking from other countries isn’t>>>>

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                                      • 31 August 2018 07:10, by Pakuai

                                        going to fly right here in South Sudan as far as we are concerned. The US, the UK & their allies are desperately to make a deal to sign up our country with their damn so-called world Bank & IMF and then hand cuff our country & our people to their scams for good. By taking over our central Bank & everything in our country is always the US & European interests. Some of our South Sudanese people>>>

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                                        • 31 August 2018 07:12, by Pakuai

                                          just need to open their damn minds & grow up.

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        • 31 August 2018 01:41, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          Juba one,

          I am shocked at the way they these talks as a joke. Normally appending signature on matters of such a huge magnitude should be after the resolution of the case. It is not the other way around. SPLA/IO seems not stand on a firm ground if it signs this bullshit from muderers of South Sudanese.

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          • 31 August 2018 18:02, by jubaone

            Riak is cornered like a rat and hr can’t do much anyway. The question is what his Equatorian IO diehards will do, now that he has sold out "federalisms". NAS, PDM and SSNMC have taken the words out of our mouths and now we must uncompromisingly support them. In the final analysis, the jienge is no different from the Nuer except the forehead scarifications. We must treat them as one.

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    • 30 August 2018 12:11, by Malakal county Simon

      Kush Native/slave Dinka Ruweng

      No body is lobbying as long unity State still under Nuer/Taban control, is all good!!

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      • 30 August 2018 14:17, by Khent


        You really are a moron. Kuch is from Mading Bor - not Ruweng of Biemmnom; the Ruweng and the Panaruu were the only people in the now defunct State that were not Bashir’s servants during the North-South war, so choose your words carefully

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        • 31 August 2018 09:15, by Malakal county Simon


          I’m sure I mentioned the name Kush in my previous post and not Kuch, as you may have assumed.... Kush Natives has clearly and emotionally demonstrated, that he is indeed from Ruweng Dinka section....(case closed)

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      • 31 August 2018 00:21, by Kush Natives

        Malakal county Simon,

        Watch out, I am not divisive like you idiot, I am a South Sudanese that advocating for a peaceful South Sudan, I love this country to be united or universal regardless of tribal agendas. Is it bad, if someone hailed from Ruweng Dinka contribute here? Is Ruweng not part of South Sudan? Kent talk to him!

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